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Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Alaric, Aug 23, 2001.

  1. Alaric

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    Hi there,

    Just got my basic set-up online....It needs a fair bit of work and comments, surgestions, etc more than welcome.

    <a href="http://www.darkwave.org.uk/~lee/homecinema/homecinema.html" target="_blank">http://www.darkwave.org.uk/~lee/homecinema/homecinema.html</a>

    The HTPC links through to info about that, most the other gear goes to manufactures web sites and stuff.

    Its mainly limited to pictures from the web, as my Digital camera got nicked a while back, but when the insurance comes through, i'll update it with 'real' pic.

    cya,<br /> Lee
     
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    Lo There Alaric

    That looks a nice setup you've put together there. The picture of the Barco Data 800 you have is actually my very own machine <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> I bought it off Gordon a while back. Nice to see it's now famous <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

    Cheers

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  3. Alaric

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    Hi there,

    Yup....The picture was borrowed off Gordon (I doubt he'll mind much).

    I need to get some pics of my set-up directly, but to be honest, the picture would probably be very similar. Execpt the projector is mounted on pine small shelfing unit - Due to high celings (3.5m) we can't ceiling mount it, and we found the unit at homebase and it was only a cm or two out in hight. However i should probably add som brackets to it and screw the projector down to it as its a bit shakey when knocked !

    Cya,<br /> Lee
     
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    Hi Alaric,

    I must admit the thought of one of those falling off a table onto my foot isn't a pretty one! I'd get those brackets on PDQ <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> I'm just in the middle of ordering a ceiling mount for mine at the moment. I think I'm going to get it from a place in the States called Projector Systems. All the ones I've found available in this country have been way out of my budget. This one goes for $199. It's not the most luxurious mount in the world but it will do the job I need it to do <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> and even if I get stung for import duty it will still be quite a bit cheaper than buying one from over here.

    Cheers

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  5. Alaric

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    Hi there,

    I like the idea of a bracket, but can't in the current room. The ceiling is too high for a starters, plus there is complications due to not owning the place.

    Oh and i've just upgraded my amp to an AX1.

    cya,<br /> Lee
     
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    Lee out of interest did you look into installing the thing on the ceiling?

    If as you say the ceiling is high is there adequate keystone correction to allow you to angle the projector down slightly if it were on the ceiling to enable you to place the screen lower down the wall as it were? Without distorting the image obviously.

    just out of interest wondering how much you can get away with using this method ( my own ceilings are a similar height)
     
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    Lee,

    I've just ordered my mount. Should only take a week to get here according to the guy I spoke to when placing the order. One thing I did notice when checking the mount out one more time just before buying, is that you can buy an optional drop kit that will extend between 24" - 46" lowering the PJ quite a way from the ceiling. You can even couple two drop kits together to drop the PJ even more. Would this be of any use to you?

    Cheers

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    I had a look but I thought the extender kits were a bit ugly and pose a problem if you wanted to build a box around the projector.
     
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    Hi,

    None of the extension kits I've seen have been very attractive on whichever ceiling mount I've looked at, but I can't see what you could do otherwise if your ceiling is quite high. You could always hide it with a false ceiling?

    Cheers

    Orbital
     

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